Book Review:
The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan

Title: The Gracekeepers
Author: Kirsty Logan
Published: 2015
Language: English
Pages: 293
Rating: 5/5

Callanish is a Gracekeeper, exiled and haunted by her past, administrator of laying the dead to rest in the depths of the ocean. North is a performer and a part of a traveling floating circus, along with her bear. When they cross paths, their lives changes forever.

I had really high expectations for this book and I was not the least bit disappointed. It actually kind of blew me away. The writing in this is simple but beautiful, which I appreciate. It's a calm sort of poetry, and it doesn't feel forced.

The story of this book is utterly enticing as well as the world this is set in. What I loved most though, was reading about the characters and discovering their stories. I felt like enough was revealed along the way to keep you guessing, but the characters still kept their mystery.

There's quite a lot of side-characters in this and on occasion you get to read from their perspective - sometimes I find that annoying or distracting, but in this book it was done beautifully, and complimented the story very well.

I just absolutely loved this book. It's definitely a new favorite. I'm not sure if it's a book for everyone, but if you like circuses, magical realism and beautiful writing, you should read this.

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Also, I cannot get over the beauty of this book...



  1. O, it's so beautiful! This is very high on my own wishlist. I've ordered The Portable Shelter as well and as Jen Campbell was almost more in love with that one than this one, I've very high expectations of Logan's latest book as well ;-)!

    1. It is! I can't wait to read The Portable Shelter as well! :D


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